Help Make Thanksgiving Special This Year
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
For almost 30 years, the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen has participated in a community-wide effort to deliver meals to people in need on Thanksgiving morning. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is limiting the scale of this annual program, we’re determined to get at least 500 meals out to those most in need on Thanksgiving Day, focusing on people experiencing homelessness and staying in warming centers, hotels, and shelters. In addition, we will once again be providing plenty of Thanksgiving foods at our weekly pantry on the Wednesday before the holiday.
Here’s how YOU can help:
Help us make Thanksgiving special for those in need in your community by donating food from our Thanksgiving Shopping List.
- Frozen turkeys (Nov. 15 drop-off only)
- Stuffing (boxed)
- Green beans (canned)
- Cranberry sauce (canned)
- Yams (canned)
- Corn (canned)
- Broth (turkey, chicken, or vegetable)
- Butter (1-lb. boxes)
- Reusable shopping bags
Please drop off frozen turkeys on Sunday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. All other items can be dropped off during DESK’s regular receiving hours (Sun. – Thu., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) through Sunday, Nov. 22. Drop-off Location: 311 Temple Street.
Questions? Call us at (203) 624-6426, ext. 6137, or email [email protected].
Your financial support will ensure that DESK can serve those in need on Thanksgiving and all year-round! Show your support and we’ll be able to purchase supplies to keep everyone safe and protected during these difficult times. Contact us with any questions at (203) 624-6426, ext. 8557.
Donate Your Time! Volunteer!
While we won’t need all 250+ volunteers who typically take part in Thanksgiving for All, we still need some folks to make this happen! If you’re interested in helping out onsite or delivering meals, email us at [email protected], and we’ll be in touch in the weeks leading up to let you know how you can help.
Thanksgiving for All is a community partnership of Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers, Yale Hospitality, and Chabaso Bakery.